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 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Featured Upcoming Event~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)’s 2019 Annual MBE Input Committee Breakfast featuring Inaugural PitchMania
 Thursday, January 24, 2019 
 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Pepco Edison Place Gallery  702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068  

To register, click here

2019 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee
Monday, January 28, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201  

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee for its annual Maryland General Assembly Legislative Forum, which will feature top legislative leaders from both parties and the Governor’s office who will discuss the legislative dynamics that are in store under the State House dome in 2019’s Maryland General Assembly legislative session. 

To register, click here

 The Future of Maryland Manufacturing in 2019 hosted by 
Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI)
Thursday, January 31, 2019
 12:00 noon – 2:30 p.m.
 PSA Insurance  11311 McCormick Road, Suite 500, Hunt Valley, MD 21031  

Join RMI and a distinguished panel of guest speakers for a very important and timely discussion on the Future of Maryland Manufacturing in 2019. 

Seating is limited.  

To register and view list of speakers, click here

For more information, contact Emily Moles at 443-798-7293 or

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to Host Baltimore Day in Annapolis
Monday, February 4, 2019
 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Miller Senate Office Building, Conference Rooms 1 & 2
11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD  21401.  Photo identification required. 
Transportation will be provided with pickup at Mondawmin Mall, Westside Skill Center, City College, Canton Waterfront Park and The 901 Building. 
Buses will leave each location at 4:45 p.m. and return at 8:45 p.m.

Mayor Pugh will be joined by the Baltimore City Delegation and City Agency Directors. Delegation Members will be available to discuss funding and local legislative efforts for the 2019 Session.

RSVP by Friday, February 1st via email:  or 

CEO Breakfast Briefing: The Opportunity Zone Initiative hosted by 
The Presidents’ RoundTable, Inc. 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
 Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201  

Guest Speaker: Benjamin Seigel, Opportunity Zone Coordinator for Baltimore City

To view flier, click here

To register, click here 

For more information, contact Mollie Jackson at or call 410-480-7130.

Bizwomen Mentoring Monday hosted by Baltimore Business Journal
 Monday, February 25, 2019
 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
University of Maryland at Baltimore, Westminster Hall
500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations.

Tickets are limited.  To register and view list of 2019 Mentors, click here

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

*********************Featured Contracting Opportunities*********************

Emergency Generators Installation, Maintenance and Repair Services
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)


Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

Trail Sweeper
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)


Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

Broom Bear Sweeper
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)


Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

For a list of more contracting opportunities, click here

For additional City contracting opportunities, go to:


For more information, please contact
Mollie A. Jackson
Executive Director
The Presidents' RoundTable, Inc.
PRT Reach Foundation
Phone:  410-480-7130

Governor's Office of Small, Minority 
& Women Business Affairs 

invites you to reserve a seat for our upcoming

Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Governor's Coordinating Offices
First Floor Training Room
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032 

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Navigating eMaryland Marketplace

10 a.m. - 12 noon

What exactly is eMaryland Marketplace? Opportunities in the state contracting marketplace are advertised on eMaryland Marketplace. Vendors who want to compete in this arena must register (for free) on this electronic bid board system in order to receive solicitation notices, search for contracting opportunities, submit bids, and obtain bid results. Join us for an in-depth look at how to navigate this valuable tool and make it work for your company.

Our special guest is Cristen Ervin, Training and Outreach Coordinator with the Maryland Department of General Services. She authored many of the eMaryland Marketplace User Guides in place today.

Who should attend? Small business owners who are ready and able to perform on state-funded contracts.

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State Procurement 101

2 - 4 p.m.

New to state contracting? Start at the beginning. This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. We'll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company. Please bring pen and paper to take notes.

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a better understanding of the procurement process.

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What you need to know:

There is no cost to attend.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
Café on premises (electronic payment only).

Rye Street Market

Weller Development Company is seeking qualifications for the following:

IT/AV Engineers
Retractable Roof Engineers and Designers
Accessibility Consultants
Fire and Life Safety Code Review Consultants
Signage and Graphic Designers
Interior Designer Architects
Lighting Engineers
Sustainability and Energy Modeling Consultant


Port Covington Residential

Hord Coplan Macht is seeking proposals for the following:

Accessibility Consulting Firm
Acoustical Consultant
Building Envelope Consultant
Civil Engineering Firm
Code Consulting Firm
Energy Modeling Firm
Interior Design Firm
Landscape Architecture Firm
Lighting Design Firm
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Firm
Structural Engineering Firm
Sustainability Consulting Firm


Water Reclamation Feasibility Study

Weller Development Company, LLC (“Developer”) is seeking qualifications from consultants and engineers who have significant expertise in water reclamation facilities (“Respondent”).
Copyright © 2018 Weller Development Company, All rights reserved. 

Baltimore District Office  - August 30, 2018

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SBA Baltimore Seeks Nominees 

2019 Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office is accepting nominations for the next Maryland “Small Business Person of the Year,” and to compete for the national title during National Small Business Week, May 5-11, 2019. Nominees are also sought for Small Business Exporter of the Year and a variety of local award categories. The submission deadline is Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Small Business Person of the Year nominees are judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation of products or services and evidence of contributions to the community.

Local award categories include: Financial Services Champion, Home-Based Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, Young Entrepreneur, Rising Star Student Entrepreneur and three industry awards, the Accountant Champion, Insurance Advocate and Attorney Advocate.

Nominations can be made by an individual or an organization. The Maryland program accepts nominations for individuals or businesses operating within the City of Baltimore and all Maryland counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, which are accepted through SBA’s Washington Metro Area District Office. Winners will be announced in late March 2019 and will be honored at the 35th Annual MD Small Business Week Awards Luncheon in Woodlawn, Md. on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

To obtain nomination criteria and submission guidelines, visit us on the web at or contact Rachel Howard at (410) 244-3337 or by email at


Nominate Today!

US Black Chambers, Inc.'s Entrepreneur Training Program

Enroll now in this exclusive educational opportunity designed to help USBC members gain access to capital. Our information sessions provide an overview of the program and prepares you for the registration process.


University of Phoenix has provided tuition and scholarship awards to qualified business owners to attend these online classes free of charge! Here more about free classes at these information sessions.Get your business better prepared for tomorrow and register today.


Official class start dates: May 1, 2018, June 5, 2018July 10, 2018August 14, 2018September 18, 2018October 23, 2018November 27, 2018 and January 15, 2019. All classes are tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM ET.

  • Looking for advertising and sales tools? Our marketing course will prepare you to not only promote yourself but utilize the latest technological tools to grow revenue for your business.
  • Interested in procurement or supply chain opportunities? Take the cash flow analysis class to develop business development strategies that can help you land your next big contract.
  • Are you making a large purchase or acquisition? The financial statement preparation class can help you understand what a lender looks for when analyzing your loan application.
  • Need connections to larger business opportunities? Work with our USBC Chamber of Commerce leaders to connect to technical assistance providers, city/state business opportunities and other businesses that can be potential strategic alliance or joint venture partners.

Contact Brian Morse at to registerfor this "free" class for US Black Chambers, Inc.'s members.

If you would like to become a member of the US Black Chambers, Inc., click on the following link.

Gain Access to More Opportunities by Becoming a US Black Chambers' Member:

Regular Price: $199.99

*Click Here to Get Started! - Click here

Contact Brian Morse - to get started!


Open Recruitments

      • Highway Engineering Manager—Executive Service (MDTA)
      • Asset Control and Damage Recovery Specialist (MDTA)
      • ITS and Electrical Engineer (MDTA)
      • Transportation Facility Maintenance Worker III (MDTA)
      • Agency Procurement Specialist II (SHA)

These recruitments are open to anyone, both internal and external people may apply. You can find these our website page at:


Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support Operations for a Professional Asset Management Client in Baltimore.

The Firm and its affiliates bring in excess of 100 years of experience in financing and fostering small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.  The Firm offers a complete portfolio of financing products and strategic services to advance companies to the next level.

Under the direct supervision of the partners, the Office Manager shall carry out operational and administrative support for the Family of Funds. He/She will also supervise the administrative staff, oversee general office administration, and provide back-up support for the administrative staff.

For more information, visit: 

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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